The role of the military of any country is to protect and defend its borders, its people and their interests, and the preparedness of the soldiers is key to succeeding in that singular mission.

For millennia, the role of soldier was strictly the province of males; it has only been within recent decades that women were admitted on an equal basis with men.

But Barack Obama decided that the mission of the United States military would be altered, moving from a fighting force of men and women to a social laboratory designed to further the Democrat LGBT agenda.

The idea was to institutionalize a controversial and unscientific theory of transgenderism and Obama decreed that taxpayers would be obligated to pay for surgery and hormone therapy to change so physically healthy soldiers could “change” their gender.

The generosity of the Obama administration even extended to Bradley Manning who was convicted for copying and releasing 90,000 military reports from Iraq and Afghanistan.

He had full “reassignment” surgery courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer when he decided he wanted to be Chelsea.

Now, with Obama out of the Oval Office, there was a chance to end the policy of funding so-called “gender reassignment” surgery, but some Republicans decided to side with the Democrat agenda after all.

Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri offered an amendment to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act to prohibit the use of taxpayer funds for the controversial surgery, and as expected, every Democrat voted against it.

The surprise came when twenty-four Republicans joined them to defeat Hartzler’s bid to end the Obama policy.

It was unclear why Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was unable to maintain party lines to pass the amendment.

The theory behind transgenderism is that not only can a person choose their gender regardless of their biological status, but that others must agree with that choice ignoring all evidence to the contrary.

Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter of California supported the amendment, saying. “U.S. taxpayers shouldn’t have to foot the bill” claiming medical treatment for transgender soldiers could reach nearly $4 billion in the next decade.

One Democrat, Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado, claimed that the amendment would actually harm the military. “It would have a negative impact on morale, a negative impact on retention,” he said.

And House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called the surgery “health care” for soldiers, saying, “Republicans should be ashamed,” for being “cowardly” and “bigoted.”

The list of the twenty-four Republicans who voted against the Hartzel amendment is a roll call of shame.

Justin Amash (Michigan)

Jack Bergman (Michigan)

Mike Coffman (Colorado)

Barbara Comstock (Virginia)

Paul Cook (California)

Ryan Costello (Pennsylvania)

Carlos Curbelo (Florida)

Jeff Denham (California)

Charlie Dent (Pennsylvania)

John Faso (New York)

Brian Fitzpatrick (Pennsylvania)

Darrell Issa (California)

John Katko (New York)

Steve Knight (California)

Leonard Lance (New Jersey)

Frank LoBiondo (New Jersey)

Tom MacArthur (New Jersey)

Brian Mast (Florida)

Tom Reed (New York)

Dave Reichert (Washington)

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Florida)

Bill Shuster (Pennsylvania)

Elise Stefanik (New York)

Claudia Tenney (New York)

Please SHARE to Facebook so voters can contact their representatives to express their dissatisfaction with continuing the Obama policy of taxpayer funded gender reassignment surgery for soldiers. The military’s primary mission of protecting and defending America should be the priority of the new Congress.

Source: The Truth Division

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